I love the colors. They are much richer than on my screen but pretty close in shade and tone. I was very pleased by the look of the rug. Yes, it is a flat weave, but stiff enough to be a rug. However, I got it as a present and it 's hanging on the wall in the den. It lends a very inviting, warm look to the room. I bought another one to make two large ottomans for my dogs to get on and off the couch. Great colors to work with. Very even weave. Goes really nice with leather furniture.